The government obliged the largest exporting companies, such as Rosneft, to sell most of the currency they had accumulated since September. In a day, therefore, companies must sell about 1 billion dollars in total.
In total, according to uznayvse.ru, should sell about 40-50 billion dollars. This measure should stabilize the ruble exchange rate. Earlier, the Central Bank regularly entered the market and sold large quantities of currency, which temporarily supported the exchange rate of the national currency, but as a result, the ruble continued to fall. Obviously, the government decided to shift this burden to state-owned companies.
At the same time, on December 19, Vladimir Putin met with the country's leading businessmen. According to some reports, the president asked them to sell certain amounts of currency.